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Hercules Kyvelos (born February 25, 1975) is a Greek-Canadian boxer in the Welterweight division and is the former Canadian Welterweight Champion.[1] He fought at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hercules Kyvelos
Statistics
Real nameHercules Kyvelos
Nickname(s)The God
Weight(s)Middleweight
Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Height5 ft 10 in (180 cm)
Reach72 in (183 cm)
NationalityCanada Canadian
Born (1975-02-25) February 25, 1975 (age 44)
Montreal, Quebec
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights27
Wins24
Wins by KO12
Losses3
Draws0
No contests0
Hercules Kyvelos
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Mar del Plata Welterweight

Early lifeEdit

Hercules was born in Canada but he has Greek roots.

Amateur careerEdit

He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A year before, Kyvelos won the bronze medal at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He also twice won the National Canadian Golden Gloves.[2]

Pro careerEdit

After the Atlanta Games he became a professional boxer, winning his debut against Ryan Jones by first-round knockout.[3]

In February 2000, Hercules won the Canadian Welterweight Championship by defeating fellow countryman Fitz Vanderpool.[4]

WBO Welterweight ChampionshipEdit

On January 31, 2004 Kyvelos lost for the first time as a professional, when he faced WBO Welterweight Champion, American Antonio Margarito[5] in Phoenix, Arizona.[6]

In his next fight he was also stopped by knockout against Mexican Cosme Rivera, the fight was an IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

As of 2007, Hercules is retired from boxing and is working as a real estate agent in Montreal.[8]

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